Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On Sep 23, 2014
    Andy from NM Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Our family of four is going to be at WDW Oct 1-11, 2014. I wasn't able to get any reservations and am not that picky, but would like to enjoy some nice sit down dinners. Are there still some openings if we just show up and are willing to wait? Thanks.

    Hi Andy!

    Reservations for all table service restaurants are highly recommended.  Walk up availability is solely based on cancellations.  It is possible to grab a table without a reservation, but it's not guaranteed and you might end up waiting for a bit.  Some restaurants like 'Ohana have a separate line for stand-by guests and require those guests to start lining up at 5pm.  

    Since I am local, I usually visit Walt Disney World last minute and have been quite successful snagging a last minute reservation for restaurants that have been full for weeks prior.  Since there is a one day cancellation policy, you'll find that openings pop up a day or two prior to your desired dining date.  Keep checking for reservation openings.  I have the online reservations website set as a favorite on my phone.  

    Have a magical day!
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Meet the Panelist: Leslie, Florida

I am a stay-at-home mom and wife from Florida who loves to take advantage of every bit of what Walt Disney World has to offer.  From our wedding to birthdays, my family loves to celebrate any occasion at Disney World.  Learn More About Leslie

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